Get rad on our freestyle boards
Whichever brand you choose, freestyle boards are most at home in the terrain parks and half pipes of the world. They’re usually a true-twin, or directional-twin shape, so they’re as happy riding regular as they are switch.
Many riders choose to ride a shorter option, with a little more flex and pop, so they’re easier to handle for jibs and spins. Freestyle boards also tend to have tighter sidecuts than Freeride boards, making them easier to control.
Stiffer flex for bigger forces
There’s a fair bit of variety in terms of profile and flex in the Freestyle category. Riders who like attacking bigger kickers and riding the halfpipe generally choose stiffer, more camber-profiled boards to stand up to the higher speeds, huge takeoffs and big landings of the world’s super parks.
Softer flex for butters and rails
Rail and jib-orientated boards are often more flexible, with many featuring a flat camber, or reverse camber (full-rocker) profile. They’re ultra-maneuverable for cutting between rails, nailing butter tricks and popping in and out of handrail presses. A jib board’s generally a little less stable at the higher speeds you need for big jumps, but they’re usually more than enough for ripping around your local hill or indoor slope.
A great choice for beginners too
While they're often aimed at skilled riders, park rats and jibbers, many freestyle boards are great for beginners to learn on too. Their softer flex-patterns are more forgiving, letting you stay on your feet for longer when you’re linking up your first turns.
Need a little more help?
If you're not sure exactly which board you need, how much flex, which sidecut or profile, check out our full guide to buying a snowboard. Not sure which size? Check out our board size guide. Still not sure or have a question? That's cool. Just get in touch and we'll be happy to help you out.